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MCLB welcomes new Sergeant Major

Murphy receives the sabre from Davenport (USMC photo) Murphy receives the sabre from Davenport (USMC photo)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Sgt. Maj. Stephanie K. Murphy became the highest ranking senior enlisted noncommissioned officer of Marine Corps Logistics Command during a post and relief ceremony at Covella Pond, on Friday June 19.

Murphy replaced Sgt. Maj. Joseph Davenport who has served more than 31 years in the Marine Corps and with LOGCOM since October 2012.

Murphy comes to LOGCOM and Albany, after serving as the sergeant major of Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Virginia, since March 2013.

Murphy was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from Dollarway High School in 1985. She enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1988 and went to basic training at Parris Island, South Carolina, where she was meritoriously promoted to the rank of private first class.

This is not her first assignment here. Murphy served as the staff noncommissioned officer-in-charge of the Transportation Management Office, Albany, from December 1999 to September 2001 where she also received an accelerated promotion to the rank of gunnery sergeant.

Murphy has served in various billets and capacities and accepted orders around the globe in her more than 27 years as a Marine. She will be a great addition to the LOGCOM staff, according to the command.

Davenport enlisted in the Marine Corps in December 1983 and will retire later this year.

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